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RE: Comments on draft-ietf-webdav-requirements-02.txt

From: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 13:19:24 -0700
Message-ID: <11352BDEEB92CF119F3F00805F14F48503C26FD5@RED-44-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Judith Slein'" <slein@wrc.xerox.com>
Cc: "'Roy T. Fielding'" <fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Obviously I will need to read the new version of the document but
otherwise, I agree.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Judith Slein [SMTP:slein@wrc.xerox.com]
> Sent:	Monday, September 22, 1997 12:02 PM
> To:	Yaron Goland
> Cc:	'Roy T. Fielding'; w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Subject:	RE: Comments on draft-ietf-webdav-requirements-02.txt
> I have made all the changes suggested during the last call period,
> with the
> exception of changing the name of the document from requirements to
> recommendations.
> To address Roy's concern that someone could misconstrue the document
> as a
> set of compliance requirements on all Internet applications, I would
> like to
> do two things:
> 1. Change the title to "Requirements for a Distributed Authoring and
> Versioning Protocol for the World Wide Web"
> 2. Change the abstract to say "This document presents a list of
> features in
> the form of requirements for a Web Distributed Authoring and
> Versioning
> protocol which, if implemented, would improve the efficiency of common
> remote editing operations, etc., etc."
> Yaron's concern about using the term "requirements" is a different one
> from
> Roy's, I think. It is more that we don't want to get ourselves into
> the bind
> of committing to doing things that turn out to be impossible, because
> of
> schedule, resources, or the pure practicalities of implementation. I
> would
> like to address it by changing the Introduction:
> 3. Add a disclaimer to the Introduction to make it clear that it may
> not be
> possible to satisfy all of these requirements.  So the last paragraph
> of the
> introduction would read:
> "This document reflects the consensus of the WWW Distributed Authoring
> and Versioning working group (WebDAV) as to the functionality that
> should be
> standardized to support distributed authoring and versioning on the
> Web.  As
> with any set of requirements, practical considerations may make it
> impossible to satisfy them all.  It is the intention of the WebDAV
> working
> group to come as close as possible to satisfying them in the
> specifications
> that make up the WebDAV protocol."
> --Judy
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